The New iPhone January 9, 2007Posted by nukemhill in Apple/AAPL.
Well, Apple’s done it again, I think. Here’s the text of a comment I posted to Hotair a little while ago:
They don’t get it, Allah. They just don’t get it.
Yes, it’s expensive. Expect the price to drop, probably significantly, in the next couple of years. Remember, the RAZR was selling like hotcakes when it first came out, for a ton of money. Nobody was getting discounts originally. That didn’t stop them.
It’s the merging of several different technologies, with a new interface, that makes this so unique. Now, it may actually be a complete bomb. We won’t know for quite a while. But I’m thinking not.
It uses a lite version of OS X, which kicks the cr*p out of anything that Microsoft or any other OS manufacturer can put out. It’s got several very sweet aspects to the interface that may be paradigm shifting in their totality. For example, you can browse your voice mail in a non-linear fashion, rather than having to listen in order. The ability to dial people, and connect/disconnect conference calls, is amazingly simple. The proximity sensor that automatically cuts off the music when you are bringing the phone to your ear is awesome. Just for a few examples.
Like I said, this may be a total bomb. But I’m thinking that Apple broke the mold again with the iPhone. Motorola, et al, are going to be playing catchup for years….
There’s an analysis of the iPhone over at PC Magazine. He questions the reality of it being OS X-based, but the transcripts from the keynote make it pretty clear that it is OS X lite that is running the show on the phone. This really is a paradigm-shifting moment, as far as I can tell. With the ability to make Dashboard widgets so easy, adding new applications to the iPhone is going to be a piece of cake. That, alone, makes this a whole new ballgame. I can’t wait to see some of the new apps that come out in the second half of ’07.
This is going to be an amazing year for Apple.